• Pueblo included in presidential disaster declaration

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Pueblo County has been named in President Barack Obama's disaster declaration, allowing the county to receive federal funds to recover from spring floods. Pueblo County announced Friday that it would be eligible for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs for emergency...

  • Colorado Springs lawmakers to hold town hall

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Two state lawmakers will hold a town hall meeting Saturday in downtown Colorado Springs. Sen. Michael Merrifield and Rep. Pete Lee, both Democrats, will meet at 10 a.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Avenue.

  • New health law doesn't infringe on religious freedom, federal appeals court in Denver rules

    Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    DENVER — The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday. The case involves a group of Colorado nuns and four...

  • New Fountain Wal-Mart at center of tax dispute

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    A sales and use tax dispute in a portion of Fountain that includes a newly opened Wal-Mart store could be headed to a lawsuit. The disagreement between the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, Wal-Mart and the developer of a retail center on the southern edge of Colorado...

  • Federal disaster declaration issued for spring flooding in Colorado counties

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration Thursday for 11 Colorado counties that were heavily damaged by more than a month of unprecedented rain this spring. The declaration ensures that millions of dollars will reach the counties - including El Paso - but the funds are...

  • Democrats select Guzman to lead caucus in Colorado Senate

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    DENVER - Lucia Guzman, the Democratic senator from northwest Denver, was elected Minority Leader by her caucus Wednesday to fill the position left empty by Sen. Morgan Carroll who stepped down from the leadership role this month to run for Congress. The 17 Democrats in the Senate...

  • Cripple Creek casinos gain approval for around-the-clock alcohol sales

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    CRIPPLE CREEK - Lucky streaks might end in Cripple Creek, but liquor sales can keep going. Seven of the city's nine casinos won approval Wednesday night to serve alcohol 24 hours a day, making Cripple Creek the latest Colorado city to embrace around-the-clock liquor sales in...

  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to visit Colorado but no word on Craig

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    CRAIG — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be visiting Aspen on Friday, but residents of Moffat County are disappointed she hasn't yet said whether she will also stop in Craig. Jewell has several events scheduled in Colorado in July and August, including Friday's appearance at the...

  • Colorado Springs will be asked to approve sales tax to fix roads

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    If voters approve a sales tax increase, Colorado Springs could afford to pave 1,379 of its 5,639 lane miles over the next 10 years, said city streets manager Corey Farkas - a promising start to fixing pothole-littered roads. The City Council passed a resolution Tuesday to put a...

  • Calhan board appoints new mayor

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Calhan's new mayor was appointed Monday at the town's board of trustees meeting. Bryan Eurich, Calhan's former mayor pro tem, filled in as the town's acting mayor after the resignation of Blair Bartling earlier this month. Eurich will serve in the position until April 2016, when...

Advertisement
Advertisement
The Gazette’s Deal of the Day
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement